10 Cat Statistics All Pet Lovers Should Know in 2023

1. In the United States, 45.3 million households own at least one cat.

2. 85% of cats adopted during COVID-19 are still part of their new families.

3. The International Cat Association currently recognizes 73 breeds of cats.

4. The state with the highest percentage of cat owners is Vermont.

5. Approximately 3.2 million cats end up in U.S. animal shelters a year.

6. Cat owners, on average, spend $120–$500 per year on their cat’s food.

7. There are over 600 million cats in the world today, including pet, stray, and feral cats.

8. Cats groom themselves for 5 hours a day.

9. 55% of millennials consider their cats their children.

10. The average domestic indoor cat’s lifespan is 10–15 years.